Angelina Jolie is not having “money issues,” despite a claim spreading across the internet in recent days about her shopping at Target. Gossip Cop can bust the allegation for the second time.
According to The Inquisitr, Jolie is “facing financial troubles and it has affected her Christmas shopping this year.” The blame is put on her ongoing divorce from Brad Pitt, with the site maintaining the associated “legal fees and other expenditures have reportedly left Angelina with little money.” Picking up these contentions from RadarOnline, the outlet asserts Jolie’s “wealth is in jeopardy as she was spotted shopping for Christmas gifts at the most famous discount store in America — Target.”
“An unverified insider revealed to the outlet that despite having millions in her bank accounts, Brad Pitt’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie was spotted at Target purchasing Christmas gifts,” contends the online publication. Apparently the fact that the “insider” is “unverified” was not a sign that the allegations are suspect. The blog goes on to quote from the original report, in which the supposed source claimed, “Angie loves Target. It’s one of her favorite stores and a place where she gets lots of her Christmas gifts. She has staff that can get her anything and go anywhere for her, yet one place she has been spotted is Target.”
After all that, though, The Inquisitr suddenly starts to doubt the merit of the contentions, noting, “That being said, as of June 2017, Angelina Jolie’s net worth is $160 million.” In fact, after breaking down some of the actress’ income from endorsement deals and the like, the site asserts, “It shows that Angelina Jolie is not under financial crisis, despite the recent reports.” That makes it all the more odd that the outlet framed this as a “money troubles” story in the first place.
For the record, Jolie is not having financial trouble, nor should shopping at Target be taken as a sign that someone has “little money.” You can have more than $100 million in the bank like Jolie and prefer to shop there or you can have pennies in your wallet and prefer to shop there. It seems simply because Jolie was spotted at a Target a few months ago, RadarOnline crafted a narrative about her being unable to afford to shop elsewhere. Unfortunately, The Inquisitr mostly fell for it.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.